The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe

Our Opening Night film, screening on Wednesday 19 April. With special guests!

Director Ros Horin, plus two of the ladies from the troupe Yordanos Haile-Michael and Rosemary Kariuki, will be present for a post-film Q&A


The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe is a celebration of the remarkable spirits of four African women survivors of sexual abuse, and the triumph of their improbable theatre troupe.

Four women fled from different parts of Africa to Australia in order to escape violence and abuse. They find a safe haven in Australia, but still they hold their pain silently within them. Until they decide to join a theatre group... and speak out. Under the nurturing guidance of theatre director Ros Horin, they collaborate to let their life stories be transformed into an extraordinary and joyously uplifting theatrical experience.

This film charts their personal journeys from trauma to healing and public triumphs, as the Troupe’s show moves from a stage in western Sydney out to the world, giving the voices of this improbable theatre troupe a chance to share their message of hope and support to women and children who have suffered, either in the context of war or in a domestic situation, around the world.

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“This film inspires in two important ways - art is at its best when it allows catharsis through storytelling and a nation is at its best when it provides a refuge for humanity to heal and flourish.”

Dr George Miller – Director of Mad Max

“The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe documentary is an overwhelming emotional experience. The journey of these extraordinary women is heartrending, heartfelt and ultimately uplifting. 

What courage they all show. This is a must see, these are our refugees. Thank you Ros Horin for making it.”

Gillian Armstrong – Director of Oscar and Lucinda

Show Time(s)

Add to Calendar 7:30pm,
Wednesday 19 April
Deckchair Cinema

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Add to Calendar 9:20pm,
Saturday 22 April
Deckchair Cinema

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Ros Horin



Running Time

85 minutes


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